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Junior-Senior Scala Developer

Location:Cape Town
Type:Permanent
Reference:#RDR0002
Company:Recruit Digital


Reports to the software development manager

The client:

They are a young, dynamic, hyper-growth company looking for smart, creative, hard-working people with integrity to join them. They offer a market related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you won’t be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

The teams focus:

They are an energetic team that is fully responsible for all the systems required to support the company’s group delivery network as well as the unique challenges that come with logistics and scale. They make extensive use of functional programming within the team using the Scala language. The main focus of the team is to migrate the delivery platform from PHP to Scala. They have adopted a microservices architecture to both isolate their logic and to enable scale. They follow the event driven architecture as well as utilize a graph database to model they delivery network. They are currently working through unique problems in the logistics space and are actively researching the usage of the actor model design pattern and graph traversal optimisation.

Responsibilities:
  • Developing and optimizing systems to manage logistics for online purchases throughout South Africa
  • Working with business to improve processes to allow for more efficient deliveries
  • Researching and defining solutions within the logistic domain
  • Working predominantly on open source platforms
  • End to end ownership of solutions
Tech stack:
  • Scala
  • Play Framework
  • Akka Actors
  • React
  • Postgres
  • Mqtt and Kafka
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Graphite and Grafana
  • Git
Qualifications/experience:
  • Experience in writing robust, efficient production code
  • Experience with SQL database systems
  • Experience with development in a Linux environment
  • A suitable degree or similar qualification
  • Proficient in a strongly typed language such as Scala, Java or C#
  • Open to diversifying language skill set


Posted on 04 Sep 14:33

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